Maui Air releases statement on deadly Lanai plane crash

Photo of the wreckage after a Maui Air twin-engine “Piper PA 31″ crashed on Lanai on February 26, 2014.

Full Story: 3 dead, 3 injured after plane crashes on Lanai

Maui Air pilot Richard Rooney was killed, along with two Maui County planning department workers, when his plane crashed on Lanai last week.

Sheila Magers of Maui Air released a statement Tuesday addressing the tragedy:


I would like to make a short statement. I know the public wants information and they deserve to know what happened, but at this time, I do not know what happened. Maui Air is cooperating fully with the FAA and the NTSB to understand what took place.

First and foremost, my prayers go out to all the friends and family members of all the passengers on that flight.

This is a very difficult time for all. We are all grieving. Families either lost their loved ones or they are in the hospital. I lost the man I loved and worked with for 27 years. Our prayers are for them. Please join me in prayer for a speedy and complete recovery for the three men that got out of the plane and for the families of everyone involved.

Sorry, I do not have anything more to say at this time.

Sheila Magers on behalf of Maui Air

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